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January 20, 2016, 10:08:13 PM
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I'm trying to use a proxy with my wallet that requires authentication.  I couldn't find a whole lot on this, but I was able to get the wallet to launch and connect to the network with the option                "-proxy=proxyusername:proxypassword@proxyaddress.com:23".  However, I'm not sure if it's working or not.  How can I check the address my wallet is using, to check if it is using the proxy?  Is there a console command or other way I can view it?  Thanks.
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January 20, 2016, 11:26:37 PM
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I'm trying to use a proxy with my wallet that requires authentication.  I couldn't find a whole lot on this, but I was able to get the wallet to launch and connect to the network with the option                "-proxy=proxyusername:proxypassword@proxyaddress.com:23".  However, I'm not sure if it's working or not.  How can I check the address my wallet is using, to check if it is using the proxy?  Is there a console command or other way I can view it?  Thanks.
Open Help > Debug Window and go to the peers tab. Click on one of the peers and in the area on the right of the window, it should show info about that peer. At the top it will say something like
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37.187.151.83:8333 (node id: 5)
via 176.10.104.240:35174
The first ip address is the nodes ip address, the second, after the "via" is your external ip address. If this ip address matches your proxy's ip, then you are using the proxy correctly. If it doesn't then something is wrong.

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January 21, 2016, 12:45:55 AM
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I'm trying to use a proxy with my wallet that requires authentication.  I couldn't find a whole lot on this, but I was able to get the wallet to launch and connect to the network with the option                "-proxy=proxyusername:proxypassword@proxyaddress.com:23".  However, I'm not sure if it's working or not.  How can I check the address my wallet is using, to check if it is using the proxy?  Is there a console command or other way I can view it?  Thanks.
Open Help > Debug Window and go to the peers tab. Click on one of the peers and in the area on the right of the window, it should show info about that peer. At the top it will say something like
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37.187.151.83:8333 (node id: 5)
via 176.10.104.240:35174
The first ip address is the nodes ip address, the second, after the "via" is your external ip address. If this ip address matches your proxy's ip, then you are using the proxy correctly. If it doesn't then something is wrong.
Thanks!  Unfortunately it shows my actual IP address instead of the proxy.  Do you know if there a different way to use a proxy that requires authentication, instead of "-proxy=proxyusername:proxypassword@proxyaddress.com:23" since it doesn't work?
I don't think there really is another option. IIRC the proxy option was really meant for Tor usage and not other proxies.

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January 21, 2016, 06:46:56 AM
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I'm trying to use a proxy with my wallet that requires authentication.  I couldn't find a whole lot on this, but I was able to get the wallet to launch and connect to the network with the option                "-proxy=proxyusername:proxypassword@proxyaddress.com:23".  However, I'm not sure if it's working or not.  How can I check the address my wallet is using, to check if it is using the proxy?  Is there a console command or other way I can view it?  Thanks.
You don't need to do things like that. I suggest you to use Tor, VPN or public wifi for hiding your ip. You could google how to set up them. There is no need to configure the bitcoin wallets you are using. I got one tutorial for you! https://bitcoinhelp.net/know/more/using-bitcoin-anonymously
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